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Updated to Q3 2018
Some producers in Asia were focused on catering to domestic demand in their respective markets during the quarter. As a result, they were not keen to export cargoes into southeast Asia. Additionally, a few producers were diverting their cargoes to Europe, US and Middle East – where netbacks are better compared with Asia. There were no scheduled maintenance during the quarter. As such, supply was largely stable.
Demand from downstream unsaturated polyester resins (UPR) was stable during the quarter. However, some buyers were not keen to stockpile cargoes amid firmer maleic anhydride (MA) prices arising from higher feedstock butane prices. Typically, butane prices are largely stable in the third quarter due to weak demand during the summer months in the northern hemisphere. This year, prices were firmer month-on-month. Some buyers based in southeast Asia were also sourcing cargoes from domestic producers instead of importing cargoes.
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Maleic anhydride (MA) is derived from butane in the US. In Europe and Asia, MA is derived predominantly from butane units, although a small amount is produced by benzene units.
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